March 17, 2018
The relationship between the Philippines and Australia come a long way, when Australian businessmen began marketing fresh bottled milk in Manila in the late 1800s. Since then, at least 1% of Australia’s total population has Philippines-born migrants that further strengthened bilateral relations between the two countries.
The two nations established formal diplomatic relations in 1948 with the creation of a Philippine Legation in Sydney. Today, the Philippines and Australia count over 120 agreements that aim to promote political, economic, security, and socio-cultural cooperation.
According to the Philippine Embassy based in the capital city of Canberra, the Philippines is Australia’s largest market for dairy products, making up 1.4% of Australia’s total dairy exports to the world. On the other hand, the Philippines exports computers and computer parts, as well as other agricultural-based products such as coconut-based products, to Australia.
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